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Evidence Based Practices (EBP)


"Evidence-based medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values."

(Sackett D et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2000, p.1)

What are the eligibility requirements?


Anyone between the ages of 0-21 that have no history of mental health services


The target populations are children and families, adolescents and transitional aged youth having problems due to mental health concerns that disrupt or interfere with daily living or functioning that may deteriorate without treatment.  Examples of impairments may include inability to maintain current residence, succeed in school, engage in productive social activities and daily responsibilities, and maintain stable social support. Specialty focus areas include substance use, trauma, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues.

TCCSC currently implements the following Evidence Based Practices:


  • Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS):  Clients in this program receive immediate crisis intervention and increase adaptive coping strategies which the individual can utilize to manage stress and return to their previous or higher level of functioning. Specifically, CORS is designed for individuals who have experienced a recent event that has disrupted the person’s usual equilibrium and created a vulnerable state.  Any client who may have experienced a recent trauma, crisis or “hazardous event” may benefit from CORS.


  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT):  Clients in this program can start at age 8; In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. TCCSC provides a skills training group, individual therapy and phone coaching for the clients in this program. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. 


  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP):  Clients in this program are between the ages of 3-18 years old. The MAP system is not a single treatment model. Rather, it involves several decision and practice support tools to assist in the selection, review, adaptation, or construction of promising treatments to match particular child characteristics based on the latest scientific findings. TCCSC has four focuses:  Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Behaviors, and Trauma. 


  • Seeking Safety (SS):  Clients in this program are between the ages of 13-20 years old.  SS is a present-focused model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It directly addressed both trauma and addiction, while focusing on current safety and coping strategies.

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